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Group of Ministers stressed to shun the hatred growing in the minds of people at GP level

Bhubaneswar:28/5/20: The meet of Group of Ministers (GoM) on Thursday stressed to shun the hatred growing in the minds of people at GP level against coronavirus patients. The high powered meet through video conferencing was presided over by Odisha Finance and Excise Minister Nirajan Pujari.

The meet emphasized that a concerted effort must be directed to take up awareness campaigns to educate people, especially in the rural regions of the state, that the coronavirus affected persons are not dangerous to society.

The minister said it has come to light that pregnant women and children are among those migrants who are mostly affected by the dreaded disease.

Pujari said efforts are being made to protect adolescents treated at temporary healthcare centres, the minister said and added that it is high time that work of the private hospitals which are allowed to test Covid-19 patients should be scrutinized.

He said the kits used for such tests must be checked from time to time to ensure their effectiveness. The minister said research should be done on Covid-19 so that the information could be used in future work related to the development of the vaccine.

The video conferencing was attended by minister for revenue and disaster management Sudam Marndi, women and child development minister Tukuni Sahu, additional chief secretary of health and family welfare Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra and other senior officials.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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